Sep 21, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of the first u.s. warriors badly hurt in the iraq war. >> someone who served in battle, along with all the marines who knew i was gay. it did not matter. >> he got a medical discharge. but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> it's long pastime to repeal this policy which is unjust, unamerican, and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: rublicans blocked a vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path, we would be ignoringhe views of the troops and casting aside the professional mility advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor today, the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the core said don't letays serve openly let. >> we'reot quite sure what the impact will be on an all volunteer force. >> reporter: a bigger blow came from susan collins who backs repeal, but not to help democrats win more gay votes. >> now is not the time to play p
Sep 24, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. veronica johnson tells us when we'll cool f. >> some extreme heat today. even a little humi at time, too. that was the early part of the day. we had a little humidity. some mistand fog across the area. but boy, oh, boy, we got to 98 degrees. 98, the last time we were at 98 so late in the year. it was ba in 1983. that was on september 10th. look at the temperatures. they've not dropped very much. 97 degrees. foggy ttom, you folks around takoma park, suit ladd maryland. alexandria at 97 degrees right now. tyson's corner at 96. you folks in montgomery county also at 96 degrees. so today is now our 66th day. 90 degrees or higher. we had 67 days in 1990. are we going to get any more 90s around here? that's my tease for u. we have a south westerly wind. you can see the front that came through and produced the flooding. it is to the west of our area. i'll tell you what we will have. temperatures on the good night forecast, 85 degrees by 7:00 p.m. skies will be clear. 67 by 11:00 p.m. for us, a dry day, a dry easy eveng. cooler conditions? perhaps much cooler contions on the way for the weekend.